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About meTrying to make some sort of life for myself in academia.

About my libraryIf I hate a book it will probably not be in my library, so although I will be using the 1 star rating, this does not mean that I really disliked the book. Ratings: 1 = Did not enjoy reading it, but it's not bad enough, and is perhaps too important, to expel from my library. 1 1/2 = "Oh yeah, I read that . . . it was okay." 2 = It was okay, maybe better than that. 2 1/2 = Good. But I had some issues with it. 3 = Good to very good-ish. 3 1/2 = Very good to very very good-ish. 4 = Better than great, and I think about these books often. 4 1/2 = Nearly perfect. 5 = Has re-wired my brain and I have not been the same since. Basically anything 3 or 3 1/2 and up is really really good and I would recommend without hesitation, if it is the sorta thing you might be into. And not everything I've read is rated....


Favorite authorsTheodor W. Adorno, Gaston Bachelard, J. G. Ballard, Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, William S. Burroughs, Italo Calvino, Stanley Elkin, Brian Evenson, Charles Fort, Michel Foucault, Martin Heidegger, Comte de Lautréamont, H. P. Lovecraft, Cormac McCarthy, Herman Melville, Grant Morrison, Friedrich Nietzsche, William T. Vollmann, Gene Wolfe (Shared favorites)

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Hi, just sent you an add. Recently jumped ship from Goodreads and trying to find some like-minded folks. Looks like we have many books in common, the first in the sidebar being It Then by Danielle Collobert, which I just happen to be reading at the moment!
anti-politics machine is really excellent. have you read any of ferguson's other work?
Please help.

Would you help me by quoting Elkin's The Franchiser narrative context where's the following:

"The dishwasher has returned his steak, saying it is too medium" [NY 1976, p.316]

we share about half of the books ive put on here. i see you have earlier Disch; his later Minnesota novels are stunning.
We share 396 books. That's insane! Nothing like grad school to make one's library become bloated and decadent. Finished grad school a few years ago, now I'm going through all my books. Looks like you got some cool stuff.
Nice library! and you've been more efficient in cataloguing it… I'm quite new in here and think it's usefull and funny, even more when, as i did, you just moved to a city where books doesn't mean anything. Hat's the theme of that dissertation you so often leave on the side so you say in your profile)?
I saw that in the cataloguing process, se'll discover more books in common.
I hope to have occasion to discuss sometimes on certain of those.
I am about to start looking for good copies of the Decline and Fall. It will be long overdue that i read each of the volumes. I also want a good copy of the Decline of the West. Wish me luck.
Oh, and we both recently added Koestler's Acts of Creation.
We share 68 books, some of which are a bit more obscure, or odd to be together in one library. I'll definitely peruse the rest of your library for things I may not know.
Oops, I meant to hit 'add to interesting libraries'. Nice image.
Love your rating system. Why didn't I think of this? (Probably because I'm not a philosophy grad student.)
We share 118 Books; you have quite an extensive collection.
I can't tell if I would want to meet you or avoid you at all cost!
Roob's Alchemy and Mysticism is a beautiful book, Jung's Mysterium Coniunctionis is a life time study, Hyperion is the best space opera ever, the Three Stigmata is definitive PKD and Zinn keeps me slightly left of center. I recommend Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan. Happy Holidays.
May the Lord have mercy on your soul!
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